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Blog post challenge: List 10 books you read growing up that have stuck with you

The Witch of Blackbird Pond

The Witch of Blackbird Pond (Photo credit: Wikipedia) was one of my favorite books when I was a pre-teen.

Lately I’ve been seeing this new social media challenge going around on Facebook and various other outlets and decided to get in on the fun: List 10 books you read growing up that have stuck with you. Here’s my list for today (although, if you ask me the same question tomorrow, I will probably have thought of ten other books that I should have used insteadJ)

  1. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer/Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain is my celebrity crush.)
  2. The Witch of Blackbird Pond (Elizabeth George Speare)
  3. The entire Little House on the Prairie series (Laura Ingalls Wilder,) but especially the final book where the tone of the series changes so dramatically.
  4. The Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley)
  5. Julie of the Wolves (Jean Craighead George)
  6. Ghost in the Garden (Carol H. Behrman)

And these are more recent (Because by “growing up,” do they mean up to today? I still don’t always feel like a grownup!):

  1. Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal (Christopher Moore)
  2. Name of the Wind (Patrick Rothfuss)
  3. Their Eyes Were Watching God (Zora Neale Hurston)
  4. You Should Have Known (Jean Hanff Korelitz)

Bonus Book: Story and Discourse: Narrative Structure in Fiction and Film by Seymour Chatman… Just kidding, haha. (You will only get that joke if you floundered with me through my graduate-level Narratology course.)

Now it’s your turn! Either 1) list your ten books in the comments below, or 2) list them on your blog and share the link here. Also, be sure to check out my GoodReads profile to see what else I’ve been reading.


2 responses

  1. Pingback: Challenge: 10 Books | fibijeeves

  2. What a brilliant idea! Here is my list 🙂

    September 5, 2014 at 8:09 am

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